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Wedding laws need biggest shake-up since 19th Century

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​The biggest shake-up to wedding laws since the 19th Century would give couples more choice, a government commissioned report has said.

The Law Commission described current rules around weddings as "confusing, out-of-date and restrictive".

It recommended a major overhaul that would mean couples could get married at beaches and private homes.

A Ministry of Justice spokesperson said it would "carefully review" the recommendations.

Opponents are concerned the changes could trivialise weddings and lead to the commercialisation of the ceremony.

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